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ALL eyes will be on Brickfields Saturday where Plymouth Albion entertain their West Country rivals the Cornish Pirates (kick-off 3pm).

Albion have a 100 per cent record at home this season, while new league leaders the Pirates are unbeaten in all competitions in 2011/12.

Something will have to give tomorrow and Albion's chairman of rugby Graham Dawe believes that is going to make for a great spectacle.

"I think you will see live Championship rugby at its best on Saturday," said Dawe.

"There will be a highly charged atmosphere inside the ground and the game is going to be intense.

"Devon-Cornwall battles are always great and I think there will be a lot of interest in this game, coming so early in the season."

Albion do have a good home record against the Pirates. They have only lost two of the 10 league meetings on Plymouth soil, although the Pirates did narrowly win 10-6 on their last trip over the Tamar in January.

Albion hand a full league debut to former Blackheath winger Tyson Lewis after he scored eight tries last week in two development games and a British & Irish Cup match.

Lock Dan Collier and prop David Morton have recovered from injuries to return to Albion's team, but fellow forwards Herbie Stupple and Jon Vickers are still ruled out.

Albion are waiting on fitness test to fly-halves Paul Bailey, Henry Slade and Mark Lee. Lee and Slade were ruled out of last week's trip to Bristol due to knee and back injuries respectively, while Bailey had to come off with an ankle injury.

Canadian internationals Aaron Carpenter and Tyler Hotson are still away at the World Cup, but the duo could be back at Albion next week if Canada do not beat New Zealand on Sunday.

Albion could have six teenagers involved in their squad tomorrow and Dawe hopes experienced players like Keni Fisilau, Sean-Michael Stephen and Wayne Sprangle will continue to lead from the front.

"They have been leading the way all season, and I don't see this game being any different," said Dawe.

The club are urging supporters to set off for the game early as there are a number of road works around Devonport and other sporting events taking place at Brickfields. The club will be doing a drinks special in their Rowes Honda Supporters' Marquee between 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Admission into the game starts at 13 for adults and 1 for children. For more information on tickets visit

Albion team: 15 J Love, 14 M McGrath, 13 B Armitage, 12 K Fisilau, 11 T Lewis, 10 A N Other, 9 R Cushion, 1 D Morton, 2 G Evans, 3 R Dugard, 4 D Collier, 5 A Lockley, 6 S-M Stephen, 7 W Sprangle, 8 J Tyas.

Replacements (from): D Farnham, J Nowell, C Mitchell, A N Other, R Hopkins, D McGregor, S Hocking, D Lee.

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